Saturday, January 03, 2009

NBA News - GINOBILI Sparks Win Over Sixers

The Houston Rockets lost their second straight game after going down against the Atlanta Hawks 100-103 despite a double-double from both Luis SCOLA and YAO Ming. They had huge hole to dig with Tracy McGRADY and Ron ARTEST being inactive. SCOLA posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist.

Meanwhile the Chicago Bulls lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-103, their third successive loss. Andres NOCIONI posted 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block shot. Among the highlights from Chapu was hitting the back-to-back 3s to give Chicago a 73-72 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Coach Vinny DEL NEGRO played down the on court spat incident between Joakim NOAH and NOCIONI during the blow out loss to the Cavaliers saying “I like when guys get on each other and show some intensity and show some will to win and kind of get after it a little bit. I like that,”

Tony PARKER shot at the buzzer may have given the San Antonio Spurs 108-106 win over the Philadelphia 76ers but they needed a big steal from Manu GINOBILI. PARKER missed an 18-footer, but the Spurs got the ball back and set up the winning shot without using as timeout when Manu stole Andre MILLER’s pass with 15 seconds left.

Manu produced another powering performance from the bench to post 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a game high 3 steals and 1 block shot. Fabricio OBERTO who had return from injury with a sore left foot was left on the bench and did not play.


halley said...

glad the Spurs got out of that game with a win. i think manu is just starting to warm up with the mid-season coming up. have you already voted for the 2009 All-Star games?

John said...

Nope Halley, thanks for reminding me by the way.

Yaj Nitsuga said...

Amazing shot by Parker to win the game!! That's the kind of shot you shoot when you're playing around with friends at the local outdoor court.

I only regret that I didn't see it live because I was flipping back and forth between the Spurs and Chargers game. Thank you ESPN.